Executive chairman Steve Bannon will step down from Breitbart News, according to a company announcement on Tuesday.
Bannon’s departure was forced by onetime financial patron Rebekah Mercer. It comes after Bannon had controversy surround him due to his remarks about President Trump’s mental fitness and his son, Donald Trump Jr.
In the statement, Mr. Bannon added that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.” (source) 4:14 p.m. ET January 9, 2018